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The Habits Of A Disciplined Leader

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series Becoming a disciplined leader takes hard work. You have to discipline (duh!) yourself and break yourself of the bad habits you’ve created. You’re going to have to create new habits. The habits of a disciplined leader. Photo by Saffu. Are you ready?

How to Be a Responsible “Idea Guy”

Nathan Magnuson

Are you an idea person? Do you find yourself coming up with new business ideas, branding concepts or process improvements? Does careful project management sometimes stifle your creativity? Do people ever give you that look that implies you ought to focus on the task at hand instead of daydreaming?

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Beyond Self Awareness: Leadership’s Next Frontier

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Glain Roberts-McCabe: This year, I published my first book. When I was trying to think of a book title, I reached out to our community of ambitious leaders for advice.

What Is the Role of Leaders in Emerging Technology?

Leading Blog

O N JUNE 9th last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s 2017 commencement address. He zeroed in on the distinction between technology and what it means to be human.

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Uncle Drew

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article The new basketball comedy movie Uncle Drew tells the story of Dax (Lil Rel Howery) and his dreams of having a winning team in the Rucker Classic street basketball tournament. The Rucker Classic takes place in Harlem and the competition is fierce.

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The Power of Asking Questions: 7 Ways Questions are More Powerful Than Answers

RapidStart Leadership

How can asking questions be more powerful than answering them? In the effort to demonstrate our worthiness to lead, often we find ourselves in a hurry to provide answers. People want guidance, direction, and need to understand priorities.

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I Love Capitalism!

Leading Blog

I N ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, we all feel a bit entitled. Entitlement, writes John Townsend in The Entitlement Cure , “is the belief that I am exempt from responsibility and I am owed special treatment.” It’s about choosing the easy way instead of the hard way.

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Becoming A Disciplined Leader

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series As a leader, you have a certain set of standard for those you lead. Those standards basically revolve around your followers being disciplined. My question to you: Are you a disciplined leader? Photo by Irina Kostenich. For some, this question may sting.

Getting Beyond Small Talk

Kevin Eikenberry

Advice for having more meaningful conversations with your team, or anyone else I your life. The post Getting Beyond Small Talk appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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Trouble Strikes When You Get Comfortable.

Rich Gee Group

To be successful in business — you need to keep this simple phrase front and center: “Never let a person who is more successful than you work harder than you.” ” In other words, trouble tends to strike when people get comfortable.

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11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

July 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the July Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, employee performance and engagement, personal and professional development, productivity, team building, and more. Team Building. Anne Perschel provided Lone Wolf Leader – Why You’ll Fire Him. Anne writes: “ Another client just fired a lone wolf.

Importance of Work Life Balance

Career Advancement

“When you have balance in your life, work becomes an entirely different experience. There is a passion that moves you to a whole new level of fulfillment and gratitude, and that’s when you can do your best… for yourself and for others.”. Cara Delevingne~.

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Why Bother Speaking Up? It Won’t Help (and other Destructive Thinking)

Let's Grow Leaders

Have you ever heard yourself saying those words? “Why bother speaking up, it won’t do any good?” ” Or “I’ve tried speaking up in the past, and no one cared.” ” Or “Speaking up isn’t valued around here, I’ll just keep my head down […]. The post Why Bother Speaking Up? It Won’t Help (and other Destructive Thinking) appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Winning Well


I Know Things

Leadership Freak

Spotted on a tee shirt in a book store – “When I drink, I know things.” I turned to my wife and said, “I don’t even need to drink.” I know things: #1.… … Continue reading → compassion Influence Personal Growth Success Growth Leadership Leadership Development

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Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called ideation rate. Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

When Tech gets too Much: How to Lead Analogue-Style

Lead Change Blog

I’d like to start this post by confirming that I am, first and foremost, a bit of a geek. I’ll jump at the chance to buy the latest smartphone or try the newest productivity app and immediately hop on board any passing tech bandwagon. Despite this, I do have my limits when it comes to technology. Sometimes, it really can get too much.

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Are You Suffering from Today’s #1 Performance Blind Spot?

Michael Lee Stallard

Years ago, I worked on a very difficult project. For one year, I put in long hours at the office and even when I was home my mind was on the challenges to be overcome. It crowded out time for family and friends. My performance failed to reflect the effort being put in.

What is Ethics?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton We are globally connected and becoming more aware of the complexity of our connections. We need a robust understanding of ethics - what it means, what it requires of us, and what we need to know and do to be ethical. As we learn about ethics, we need to understand it in a multidimensional way. One-dimensional definitions lead us down a single path and prevent us from seeing our broad responsibilities as citizens and leaders.

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Dear Dan: Help People Who Work for a Control Freak

Leadership Freak

Dear Dan, How do we help people who work for, or are recovering from working for, a control freak? Many of our leaders have controlling impulses, which has helped them get to their… Continue reading → Managing Leadership Leadership Development organizational success

Tough Comp Conversations: A Guide For Doing Them Right

Speaker: Rusty Lindquist, VP Strategic HR Insights at Bamboo HR

Compensation can be tricky, few things carry as much emotional weight as comp. And with the increased transparency in the market, combined with our collective propensity to rate ourselves against others, the frequency of these very difficult conversations is increasing. In this webinar, we will deconstruct some of the psychology around comp. We’ll take an analytic look at comp’s role in the employee experience, and then we’ll get really tactical with guidance on very specific compensation conversations.

Shared Values Drive Morale AND Profits

Lead Change Blog

Years ago, ANZ Bank in Australia was the least popular bank in the country. It transformed itself by asking staff what their values were and how they could be manifested in the business. The result was a dramatic rise in standing and profits. Just last week, a colleague announced that she was going to work for a company whose values made her heart sing and brought joy to the customers. She walked away from her old job. Something is happening in the world of work.

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What Independence Means to You as a Leader

Kevin Eikenberry

As this releases on July 3rd, people in the U.S. might be thinking about freedom as we prepare to celebrate Independence Day. But independence doesn’t only apply in early July. Leaders can and should be thinking about independence and what it means in their teams and at work.

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How do You Drive Website Conversions?

Strategy Driven

Having plenty of fresh visitors to your website is all well and good, but if you’re not converting those site visits into sales then you’re not actually accomplishing what you need.

The Secret to Credibility, Influence, and Impact

Leadership Freak

A credibility gap ends influence and limits impact. All that’s left – once credibility is lost – is the use of position and power. According to Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner The Five… Continue reading → Accountability Influence Leading Marks of leaders Personal Growth Leadership Development organizational success

Why You Need These 2 Lists

Jason Womack

"But I thought you meant." Have you heard someone say that lately? Or, have you said it to someone you work or live with? Talking about your goals - out loud, and with the right people - is a sure. Balance Performance

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First Look: Leadership Books for July 2018

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in July 2018. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. Powered by Change : How to design your business for perpetual success by Jonathan MacDonald. Training Reinforcement : The 7 Principles to Create Measurable Behavior Change and Make Learning Stick by Anthonie Wurth and Kees Wurth.

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The Big Picture of Business – How Business Advice Turns Into Company Strategy

Strategy Driven

Within every corporate and organizational structure, there is a stair-step ladder. One enters the ladder at some level and is considered valuable for the category of services for which they have expertise.

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The Effort Illusion: Hard Work is the Answer

Leadership Freak

Repetition isn’t the answer when you aren’t getting where you want to go. But sometimes progress is the opportunity to sing again. Hard work isn’t the answer: #1. Hard work isn’t the answer… Continue reading → Encouragement Marks of leaders Personal Growth Success Growth Leadership Leadership Development organizational success


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LeadershipNow 140: June 2018 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from June 2018 that you might have missed: Why People Don't Notice You've Changed by @JesseLynStoner [link]. Leadership and Authenticity Excellent piece by @edbatista "Because going against our natural inclinations can make us feel like impostors, we tend to latch on to authenticity as an excuse for sticking with what's comfortable.". 8 Ideas to Help Your Challenging Conversations and Difficult Decisions by @artpetty. Persist or Pivot?

Trouble Strikes When You Get Comfortable.

Rich Gee Group

To be successful in business — you need to keep this simple phrase front and center: "Never let a person who is more successful than you work harder than you." In other words, trouble tends to strike when people get comfortable. Many people become so comfortable with what they already have that they feel no need to extend effort any further. For example: Tom is a big fan of Susan. Susan makes $10,000 a month. Tom only makes $1000 per month.

When your manager asks you to work with a coach


Photo credit: 123RF. Panic and fear have you in their grip you because your manager has asked you to work with an executive coach. What does that mean? Your mind is racing and going to the only plausible reason you can think of for him to suggest it: you’re in trouble. Wrong.

How to Avoid the Most Seductive Leadership Mistake

Let's Grow Leaders

This leadership mistake is seductive–we know because we’ve been there. It feels good. It feels logical. And it’s the fastest way to stunt your growth as a leader. Have you ever sat in a leadership meeting or training and thought, “Oh, it’s so […].

A Must-Read Guide for Starting a Warehousing Business

Strategy Driven

It’s common for both small businesses and independent contractors to have limited storage space for their products. To accommodate the growth of their business, they might turn to large warehouse facilities to house their ranges.

How to Honor Heart

Leadership Freak

Leaders typically honor results, but what are you doing to honor heart? Jamie Dimon said the secret of great leadership is humility and heart. Dimon is the CEO of America’s biggest bank, JPMorgan… Continue reading → Motivation Optimism Passion Leadership Development organizational success